Incidents of apparent hate crimes and hate group activities listed here are drawn primarily from media sources. These incidents include only a fraction of the approximately 191,000 reported and unreported hate crimes that a 2005 government report estimated occur annually.
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Racial and anti-gay slurs were written on the doors of six fraternity lounges.
A gay man was allegedly stabbed with a broken beer bottle and thrown onto a fire at a party by up to four men who yelled anti- gay slurs during the attack. Daniel Martin, 33, and James `Tray`Mitchell III, 31, were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury. Micky Joe Smith, 25, was also arrested in connection with the incident.
Salt Lake City, UT
A gay man was allegedly beaten outside a nightclub by a group of men who yelled anti-gay epithets.
Jennifer Renee Vanveldhuizen, 36, pleaded guilty to a felony count of hate-crime battery causing injury for yelling racial slurs at a Latino maintenance worker then punching him in the face in Huntington Beach on Oct. 4. Vanveldhuizen was sentenced to three years of probation, 90 days in an alcohol rehabilitation program and a 10- week anger management program.
Fort Collins, CO
A man allegedly harassed a liquor store employee while calling him a `Persian terrorist.` Scott Mendias was charged with ethnic intimidation.
William Payne, 32, pleaded guilty to aggravated battery and hate crimes for beating a man in the face with a pool cue at a nightclub in January after making threats to the victim because of his sexual orientation. Payne was sentenced to 23 years in prison.
A swastika was spray-painted on a car, derogatory remarks and obscenities were spray-painted on a church and a swastika, profanity and a sexually explicit drawing were spray-painted on a garage in separate locations throughout the city.
A swastika was drawn on a campaign poster. Gerard Giblin, 17, was charged with first-degree aggravated harassment.
Fort Worth, TX
Henry Glaspell, 34, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to a hate crime charge for setting fire to playground equipment at an Islamic center in Arlington in July 2010.
A swastika was spray-painted on a family's truck and the letters `KKK` were spray-painted on the garage door of a nearby residence.